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akazmucha
Jun 28, 2008, 02:31 AM
We were originally going to go to the Michigan Ave store downtown Chicago, but I realized the Woodfield store tax rate is lower (I think?) ...AND I don't have to pay for a parking garage lol

So we'll be at that one, and hopefully the line will be shorter at that store as well.

Anyone else meeting up at the Woodfield :apple: Store, lemme know. :)

gkarris
Jul 1, 2008, 10:08 AM
(hates Woodfield with a passion...)

Oakbrook Center Mall is cheaper since it is in DuPage.

Remember, Schaumburg is still Cook County... enjoy those RTA/CTA tax lifts...

I like Oakbrook much better, even if it's raining...

Kubrickx
Jul 9, 2008, 04:09 AM
Woodfield is 10% and Chicago is 10.25%. Not much of a difference except parking is free at Woodfield.

akazmucha
Jul 10, 2008, 03:37 AM
Woodfield is 10% and Chicago is 10.25%. Not much of a difference except parking is free at Woodfield.


Eh I don't really care. I just like woodfield better.

ryry919
Jul 10, 2008, 10:11 AM
I'll be there. I was there last year and it actually is not a bad place to wait in line, plenty of things going on and people to watch walking by... anything to help the time pass.

My questions is, are we going to be able to wait inside like last year or have to wait outside the doors by the comedy theater? I am not sure since it is at 8am rather than 6pm this time.

When and what time is everyone getting there to wait?

McCarron
Jul 10, 2008, 10:32 AM
And Oakbrook is 7.75%. I did Woodfield last year, and was going to do it again this year. But a friend works right there, so he needs to goto work afterwards so we're off to Oakbrook instead.

tocheeba
Jul 10, 2008, 01:38 PM
I called the mall today, and Apple told me to talk to security. Security said that people can line up at 6:30pm tonight, but that most people probably wont. He said that they would give out wrist bands to garauntee a spot in line, but not a phone. But he was unsure as to what the wrist band did - if i could get one, then go home and come back later. He told me to talk to Apple, which I then called them, and they're clueless about wrist bands.

So, I think I'll just be there at 6am tomorrow. I dont think the rush/demand will be as big this time around.

ryry919
Jul 10, 2008, 01:44 PM
So, I think I'll just be there at 6am tomorrow. I dont think the rush/demand will be as big this time around.

I agree. I think I might do the same and show up at 6:00am as well.

Kubrickx
Jul 10, 2008, 05:43 PM
Looks like 6am for me too.

tocheeba
Jul 10, 2008, 07:15 PM
ok guys - i just went to woodfield. There is 1 guy waiting in line, and he's the only one for hours now.

I talked to security and apple guys, and they said its best to just come at like 6am, and that the guy outside is nuts. It's raining outside, and theres no cover.

So I'll see you guys in line at 6am :)

ryry919
Jul 10, 2008, 09:32 PM
ok guys - i just went to woodfield. There is 1 guy waiting in line, and he's the only one for hours now.

I was bored and drove by Woodfield as well and as of 9pm there was one guy in line outside of the mall all by himself... in the rain.

tocheeba
Jul 10, 2008, 11:29 PM
I was bored and drove by Woodfield as well and as of 9pm there was one guy in line outside of the mall all by himself... in the rain.

hahahaha thats awesome. i so want to see this guy up close tomorrow morning...i hope he's uber nerdy and wet and tired looking :) I plan on being there around 6am-ish. No reason to go earlier than that - its a HUGE apple store, and they should have plenty of stock.

akazmucha
Jul 11, 2008, 09:38 PM
Me and the girlfriend were 5th in line. We got there around 10pm last night. It really wasn't bad, all the ppl in line were really cool.

nickspohn
Jun 16, 2010, 08:48 PM
I plan to be in line early in the morning.

pinsleric
Jun 18, 2010, 06:58 PM
How does lining up work at the mall? I'm getting there around 6ish for the reservation line.

smalls78
Jun 19, 2010, 02:02 AM
Mall security indicated there would be two lines. One for the reservations and one for walk-in's. Got wind from a Schaumburg police source that mall security and Apple have done a good job in the past of keeping things orderly. No word on whether mall doors will open before 7AM (which is when they generally open for the mall walkers), but I was told there's no need to camp out, or show up at an un-Godly hour, as things ran pretty smoothly for the iPad and 3GS opening days (for the mall, Apple and police).

Take that for what its worth. I'll be there around 6AM.

jherb
Jun 20, 2010, 03:17 PM
I'll be there (Woodfield) for the iPhone 4 launch Thursday. Been there for the iPad and 3GS launches too. Everything runs great - they've got it under control. I'll be going after work (3:30 ish) since I start at 7am and am already taking Friday off! :p

ontheDL
Jun 21, 2010, 12:04 AM
I'll be there. Can't wait till thursday...

ontheDL
Jun 21, 2010, 11:47 AM
Anyone know if we still line up outside the improv like someone mentioned above?

Taylor-
Jun 22, 2010, 03:41 AM
this needs a bump

nickspohn
Jun 23, 2010, 08:53 AM
I'm not sure when to head over. Probably around 6 as well.

See you guys in line :D Even though I won't know who any of you are, I'll just assume there are fellow Macrumors among us in line.

amd60305
Jun 23, 2010, 01:38 PM
Anyone in line? It's been some pretty crappy weather outside.

Lax1085
Jun 23, 2010, 03:59 PM
i know the mall won t open till 7am but where would you line up? like entrance door?

nickspohn
Jun 23, 2010, 04:05 PM
i know the mall won t open till 7am but where would you line up? like entrance door?

They usually open the doors by the movie theatre and let people in. If they don't open the doors, that's where people stand usually. I remember last year the people were let in early.

I really hope no one lines up at 3AM or something... cause once 1 lines up, that's all it takes!

mjAlfa
Jun 23, 2010, 07:11 PM
Ill be there! Where is the movie theater in the mall anyway? by red robin?

iPhoneLoserGuy
Jun 23, 2010, 09:18 PM
YES the movie theater is where to go...i talked to my buddy at the apple store and he said they got a HUGE shipment and he said theres no point in lining up earlier 7 am!!!!! I'm sleeping in til 7 IDK about you guys, plus whats the point with the wet crappy weather right guys!

nickspohn
Jun 23, 2010, 09:31 PM
Eh I just want to get it over with in the morning. Besides, there are only a handful of Apple stores in the whole Chicago area, and they are the only place that will have the new iPhone.

original6
Jun 23, 2010, 10:00 PM
I spoke to the store at 8pm tonight, and they said that the mall doors would be opening up at 6:45am...and that people would be waiting over by entrance #3...

ontheDL
Jun 23, 2010, 10:41 PM
I'm still going earlier than 7. Don't really feel like waiting behind 100 people in line...

original6
Jun 23, 2010, 11:05 PM
I'm still going earlier than 7. Don't really feel like waiting behind 100 people in line...

Do you have a reservation? Or trying to get lucky as a walk- in

If a reservation, what time are you thinking? I too have a reservation, but don't want to be stuck there all day....

iPhoneLoserGuy
Jun 23, 2010, 11:05 PM
so what time does everyone think they'll be getting there? I'm going at 630.

original6
Jun 23, 2010, 11:07 PM
I was thinking 6. I'll be the guy in the bright orange "ocelot" tshirt

ontheDL
Jun 23, 2010, 11:21 PM
Do you have a reservation? Or trying to get lucky as a walk- in

If a reservation, what time are you thinking? I too have a reservation, but don't want to be stuck there all day....

No reservation.

Anyone know how many are in line?

nickspohn
Jun 23, 2010, 11:52 PM
I will be the one in this shirt:

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/32799853/blink182+Mark+Hoppus++Las+Vegas+2009.jpg

vibhorgoyal
Jun 24, 2010, 12:48 AM
I'l b there at 6ish. Where is gate #3?

iPhoneLoserGuy
Jun 24, 2010, 03:47 AM
lines 100+ now

smalls78
Jun 24, 2010, 05:31 AM
lines 100+ now

crap. just rolled out of bed.

Are there two distinct lines yet? Both 100+?

Also, they waiting by the Fossil doors, between the comedy club and Lord & Taylor?

Thanks for any info.

iPhoneLoserGuy
Jun 24, 2010, 05:55 AM
im number 55 in the walk in line if anyone wants a spot I got one that's negotiable

spidar
Jun 24, 2010, 07:08 AM
I will be the one in this shirt:

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/32799853/blink182+Mark+Hoppus++Las+Vegas+2009.jpg

I saw you in the preorder line dude :D

smalls78
Jun 24, 2010, 07:45 AM
FYI, if you're going to attempt woodfield without a reservation, they're already telling people mid-line back, they'll be SOL without a reservation.

spidar
Jun 24, 2010, 07:46 AM
if you don't have a preorder don't bother going anymore because they sent most of the walk-ins home just now because they won't have enough...whoever said they would have a lot if phones in stock is WRONG

Doogie479
Jun 24, 2010, 08:24 AM
How is the pre-order line and process? Walk in and get your phone, pay and leave or do they activate it there for you?

ontheDL
Jun 24, 2010, 09:15 AM
Situation was BS at woodfield. I'm guessing somewhere around 50 walk-ins got phones out of 3-400 people. Good thing they let preorders buy 2 if they wanted.

jimitha
Jun 24, 2010, 08:51 PM
Preorder line was gigantic. Arrived 9:45am, finally departed 2:45pm with 2 reserved iphones. Other than the guy checking my reservation at 10am, we got no food, water nor did any employees even walk by for the five hour wait. Finally there was bottled water when we got into the store (where there was a second, 20-minute line). Kind of disappointing and something to think about if you're going to reserve next year; come late and bring food and water.

jimitha
Jun 24, 2010, 09:02 PM
Oh, but there was a guy doing cool card tricks at the Clear store. Thanks buddy. :D

babby
Jun 24, 2010, 10:45 PM
I just left woodfield. I was almost the last person to get a phone today. There were about 30 still left behind the genius bar and no one else was getting a phone tonight. Half were 16gb an half were 32gb. Get there early tomorrow and you might be able to walk away with one.

ontheDL
Jun 25, 2010, 07:05 AM
I'm at woodfield. They're not open yet but it looks like they're opening early. Only 7 people here. If they have 30 or so like the guy above said, get over here!

ontheDL
Jun 25, 2010, 07:31 AM
Judging by the stack of tickets they came around with, it looks like they have 20-30 of each. Still no one here...

dukedevil0
Jun 25, 2010, 08:49 AM
Judging by the stack of tickets they came around with, it looks like they have 20-30 of each. Still no one here...

thanks to you my good man...i was able to get there at 7:50 and out in <30 min with my new phone

w00tini
Jun 25, 2010, 03:20 PM
any more woodfield updates? lines? any stock left?

thanks in advance